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The Couple's Retirement Puzzle: 10 Must-Have Conversations for Creating an Amazing New Life Together

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Book Description: We are in the midst of a "longevity revolution" with more than seventy-eight million baby boomers pioneering a new life stage characterized by living and working longer, developing second or third careers and taking advantage - as never before -- of new opportunities for learning and growth. Couples in midlife and beyond are being challenged to redefine r ...more
Paperback, 322 pages
Published August 5th 2014 by Sourcebooks (first published January 24th 2011)
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David
Sep 04, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
more something to do than to read for fun, but generally optimistic, engaging take on getting ready for retirement as a team. Many of the issues would be equally applicable to people not in couples (e.g., how to use your time, or in their terms determining what you want to retire "to" rather than "from"), but some are distinctively couples considerations (e.g., how to cope with differences of opinion on where to live, or with drastic changes in how much you're both at home....).

It's short on spe
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Cindy
Apr 21, 2018 rated it liked it
Good advice although a little dated. You should read this several years before retiring!
Sadie Oldenkamp
Dec 11, 2017 rated it did not like it
It didn't really focus on retirement issues so much as how to not yell at your partner as you argue about who's supposed to do the dishes now you are both retired. It was a bit disappointing.
Tima
Aug 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
Retirement is something couples look forward to long before it arrives. But often after retirement arrives the couples find themselves in situations that they didn’t anticipate. Retirement isn’t just about quitting your job. It is about a complete lifestyle change. This book will take couples looking at retirement through 10 questions that will start conversations and help prepare the couples for what is ahead.
I was impressed with the depth and thought put into the questions and presentation of
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Andrew J. Dutka
Jan 10, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
useful advice for retirement planning

I acquired this book because my wife and I are talking about retirement and not getting very far. I will ask her to read it because it does have some good suggestions, and offers a structure for conversation. I think it tends to favor solutions that are politically liberal and more suited for educated professionals. The prose flows smoothly but its readability relies on extensive use of cliches. I did not think it was profound
Dean
May 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Dean by: Wayne Goglin
Good guide to retirement and the issues to be faced, especially communication. One of the high points of the book is the organization by topics. Within the topic each author adds their personal example not the several other real life examples from their professional life.

I will recommend this to friends, especially those in AARP to pass on to others.
Kathleen
Feb 05, 2017 rated it it was ok
Very basic re couples interactions. (Can't have been married long if these chapters help you) Only chapter found useful was on thinking about the legacy you want to leave.
Darcee Kraus
Aug 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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I won this novel in the First Reads giveaways! I was so exciting to receive the book and thoroughly enjoyed working through the topics presented. I did not do the book in order, however I am very pleased with the results.
Terry Mccagh
May 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very helpful! A smart read for anyone who is considering retirement.
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